4 Reasons Why It’s Better to Buy Vintage

Vintage jewellery is all the rage at the minute, and there’s plenty of good reason for it. If you’re interested in getting some vintage jewellery but you need some convincing, or maybe if you’ve recently inherited some vintage jewellery and you’re curious – here are 4 reasons why it’s better to buy vintage.

Let’s check them out.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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The movement towards being more green has been huge in the last decade or so. It’s reached every corner of our society, including our jewellery. A lot of new jewellery is made as ethically and responsibly as possible, trying to have as little environmental impact as possible.

Vintage jewellery, however, couldn’t be more a more ethical way of accessorising. Not only is there absolutely no environmental impact made by vintage jewellery, but it’s the greenest way to buy jewellery today. Reusing jewellery is a great way of recycling and staying as ethical as possible when you’re looking for new accessories. Equally, when you have jewellery that you no longer wear, putting it back into the cycle of preowned and preloved jewellery is the best way of keeping lean and green.

Unique Beauties

At the risk of sounding like an old fogey, they don’t make jewellery like the used to. It’s been said about almost everything, but it is worth noting that a lot of new jewellery on the market today is very similar. Like most things, there are trends that become popular, and then the mainstream follows the trends, rather than diverging into new territory.

What makes vintage jewellery so brilliant is that it’s unique to its time. Most of it is handmade with craftsmanship that simply doesn’t exist today; it’s sturdy, it’s beautiful, and it looks completely different to anything newly available on the market. If you’re interested in jewellery that’s set apart from the rest, vintage jewellery is definitely the way for you. As is the case with vintage clothing, vintage jewellery offers something different and unique that could become a staple of your wardrobe.

Value for Money

Obviously, luxury jewellery is often expensive, no matter how you look at it. But, time and time again, you will see that buying vintage gets you more carat per dollar than buying brand new. Whether it’s an understated piece or something larger than life with lots of gemstones and a high carat weight, something that’s previously owned with that vintage twist is going to be much easier on your wallet.

Another way that buying vintage give you a financial advantage is through the beauty of time. Antique jewellery is often worth more than vintage or even new, since it can have significant heritage and can gain value by virtue of its age alone. With this in mind, buying vintage allows your jewellery to accrue more value in a shorter time than buying new.

En Pointe

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As we mentioned earlier, going green and trying to be conscientious is very on trend at the moment, as it should be for those of us in the position to make well-informed decisions about our purchases. This extends to all things style. Not only is thrift shopping more popular than ever for the ethics of it, but also the styles of the past – both wacky and wonderful – are back in a big way.

With this in mind, everything from the biggest vintage brooches to the most stunning vintage sapphire rings are at the peak of popular style and fashion today. What’s more, while general fashion will inevitably come and go, jewellery is more consistently popular. Every few decades, different metal colours will be more popular, but generally, a good piece of jewellery is for life.

There are lots of reasons to buy vintage jewellery, and it’s satisfying enough to get your hands on that people become collectors. Are you convinced? Is vintage jewellery for you?